Private luxury tours in Italy

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Luxury Italy Tours

Highlights of Italy
(10 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome

Exclusive Italy
(13 Days)
Lake Como, Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome & Tivoli

Italy in a Week
(7 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome

Family Tour of Italy
(10 Days)
Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Lake Como

Rome in Depth
(6 Days)

Venice & Beyond
(6 Days)
Venice, Padua, Verona, Lake Garda

Journey Through Italy
(14 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi Coast & Capri

Luxuries of Southern Italy
(10 Days)
Rome, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii

Best of Rome, Tuscany & Florence
(10 Days)
Rome, Tuscany, Florence

Amazing Tuscany
(6 Days)
Tuscan countryside & Florence

Italy in Style
(12 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome

Lake Como & Portofino
(7 Days)
Lake Como, Bellagio, Milan or Lugano, Portofino, Cinque Terre

Romantic Italy
(11 Days)
Amalfi Coast & Capri, Florence & Tuscany, Rome

Highlights of Puglia
(9 Days)
Otranto, Lecce, Ostuni, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Castel de Monte, Grotte di Castellana

Gourmet Northern Italy
(10 Days)
Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany

Jewish Heritage: Italy
(14 Days)
Venice, Ferrara, Florence, Pisa & Livorno, Siena, Porto Ercole, Pitigliano, Rome

Gardens of Italy
(9 Days)
Rome, Florence, Tuscany

Italy for Art Lovers
(13 Days)
Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna, Ravenna, Padua, Venice, Milan

Best of Puglia & Amalfi Coast
(7 Days)
Alberobello, Ostuni, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Lecce, Ravello, Positano, Capri

Best of the Amalfi Coast
(7 Days)
Amalfi Coast & Capri

Luxury Sicily Tours

A Week in Sicily
(7 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Sciacca, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina & Mt. Etna

Highlights of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Sciacca, Agrigento, Taormina, Syracuse, Mt. Etna

Luxuries of Sicily
(7 Days)
Sciacca, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina & Mt. Etna

Journey Through Sicily
(11 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Marsala, Sciacca, Agrigento, Ragusa, Noto, Modica, Syracuse, Taormina & Mt. Etna

Garden Tour of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo, Taormina & environs

Culinary Tour of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Sciacca, Agrigento, Taormina, Syracuse, Mt. Etna

Best of Southern Italy & Sicily
(17 Days)
Rome, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Naples, Palermo & Monreale, Sciacca, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina & Mt. Etna

Multi-Country Tours

Family Tour of London, Paris & Rome
(10 Days)
London, Paris, Rome

Luxuries of Switzerland & Italy
(10 Days)
Lausanne, Interlaken, Lucerne, Lake Como

Highlights of Puglia

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Otranto, Lecce, Ostuni, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Egnazia, Castel de Monte, Grotte di Castellana

Puglia—the boot heel of Italy—is one of the country’s best-kept travel secrets. On this leisurely tour, stay at stylish resorts inside masserie (ancient fortified farmhouses) and experience Puglia’s rich cultural heritage of undiscovered towns, white sand beaches and wonderful food and wine. Begin in Otranto, an ancient port, former Greek colony and Italy’s easternmost town. Tour highlights such as Otranto’s Byzantine church, 11th century cathedral, the 15th century castle, and browse the shops along the cobblestone streets of the old town.

Next, drive to Lecce, Puglia’s cultural capital, and stay two nights at the Patria Palace Hotel. Visit the town’s most famous landmarks—a Roman amphitheater, and Baroque churches and palaces built of ornately carved limestone. Taste local wines such as Primitivo (a Zinfandel relative) and Negroamaro at an enoteca (wine store). Shop for locally produced wrought iron goods, or relax at chic cafes and watch the town’s beautiful youth on their daily passeggiata (stroll).

Continue to Savelletri di Fasano to stay four nights at a luxury hotel near the blue Adriatic Sea. En route, visit the “White City” of Ostuni, a tumble of whitewashed buildings. Enjoy a day trip through countryside scented with Mediterranean pines to explore interesting towns and historical sites nearby. In Alberobello, walk among hundreds of limestone trulli—beehive-shaped dwellings—stopping inside to shop for locally produced handicrafts. Visit the archaeological ruins at Egnazia—an ancient Roman site with stone roads, mosaic floors and an early-Christian church. Visit Locorotondo, a hilltop town encircled by tall white houses with peaked roofs, and the Baroque town of Martina Franca, the “City of Wine.” Further afield are the forests of the Gargano Peninsula and the troglodyte dwellings of I Sassi di Matera (in the neighboring region of Basilicata). During leisure time, opt to have a treatment at the hotel’s excellent spa, take a horseback riding or cooking lesson, or lounge in the swimming pool or at the private beach.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Brindisi or Bari - Otranto
Private transfer to Otranto for 2 night stay with introductory touring en route
Day 2 Otranto
Full-day private tour of Otranto and small towns
Day 3 Otranto - Lecce
Private transfer to Lecce for 2 nights with touring en route
Day 4 Lecce
Half-day private walking tour
Day 5 Lecce - Ostuni - Savelletri di Fasano
Private tour of Ostuni en route to Savelletri di Fasano for 4 nights
Day 6 Savelletri di Fasano
Full-day private tour of Alberobello, Martina Franca, and Locorotondo
Day 7 Savelletri di Fasano
Full-day private tour of Grotte di Castellana, Castel de Monte, Egnazia or local villages
Day 8 Savelletri di Fasano
At leisure at resort
Day 9 Depart Puglia
Private transfer to airport in Brindisi or Bari

Hotels
Otranto: Masseria Montelauro
Lecce: Patria Palace Hotel
Savelletri di Fasano: Masseria Torre Coccaro, Masseria San Domenico, or Borgo Egnazia

Cost
$8,615 Per person (double occupancy)